We’re a few months into the new year and by this point it’s likely that some of your new year resolutions have fallen flat. So what can we do to get back on track? There’s plenty of options! The goal with this blog is to help you find that same inspiration that was present on January 1st!
Have you ever heard of a SMART Goal? SMART is an acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Based. If you have difficulty creating or sticking to your objectives, then creating a SMART Goal may be right for you!
If you make your goal specific, then it’s difficult to stray from finding the outcome that you want.
Ask yourself, what is the outcome that you want to see?
Plan how to track your results.
What will prove that you’re making progress? How will you keep track of your progress?
Make sure that your goal is realistic.
Is it something that you can accomplish? Will you be able to complete it in the time frame that you set?
If you find importance in your goal, it is more likely that you’ll stick to it.
If you complete this goal, will it better yourself or your life? Will the completion of this goal support your long term objectives?
Create a realistic time frame to complete your goal in. Without a time frame it may be difficult to stay motivated.
How soon can you reach your target without creating unneeded stress?
Make sense? Let’s put all of the elements of a SMART Goal together with some examples!
“I want to save money so I can buy the large popcorn when I go to the movies with friends”
“I will earn an extra $50 by the end of this month. I will complete my regular chores to earn my allowance, then I will work on 2 extra projects every week. These will include things like, cleaning my mom’s car, mowing the neighbor’s lawn, or cleaning the eaves. Completing these projects will help me earn the extra money for when I go out with friends.”
“I want to be part of my high school play”
“I will be chosen for the role of Bert in my school’s high school musical, Mary Poppins. I will improve my singing by practicing at least 1 hour every day until auditions. I’ll practice by; Learning the lyrics, completing breathing exercises, and singing the songs every day.”
“I want to become a teacher”
“I will obtain a job as a high school math teacher within three months after graduating with my Bachelor of Science in Education.”
Are you feeling inspired yet? It’s okay if you aren’t, goals and their outcomes aren’t what define us as a person, but it’s great to have some targets that you want to hit in your life. Big or small, hard or easy, long or short, they’re all valid! So, just in case you need a little more motivation, we’ve put together a list of possible goals to have for yourself.
- Make your bed every morning
- Drink more water
- Buy a plant… Keep it alive!
- Volunteer once a month
- Purge and donate items you don’t need
- Write more (Ask us about writing for our blog!)
- Create a budget. Spend smarter!
- Spend time outside
- Say no to extra stress
- Create a regular sleep schedule
- Build friendships (What better place to make new friends than at The Hub?!)
- Reduce your waste
- Let go of grudges
- Read more (Did you know we have a Book of the Month at The Hub?)
- Eat more veggies
- Find a new hobby
- Create a to-do list at the beginning of the week
- Compliment yourself often
- Learn a new skill
- Focus on important relationships
- Build confidence
- Reduce technology time
- Dedicate time to self care
- Face a fear
- Cut the gossip
- Write letters to friends
- Talk less, listen more
- Decrease time on social media
What goals do you have??